Date   

Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

Jackie
 

Some habits are hard to break :).

On 5/25/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 02:26 PM, Jackie wrote:


I tend to use a > sign in such circumstances.
-
I'd definitely get that, but I can tell you that I have not seen that
notation commonly used.

I sometimes used that when trying to show a shorthand transition through
various windows or dialogs, e.g., Settings > System > Power & sleep pane.
But more recently I just comma separate them.  I think I started doing that
when I had to listen to, rather than just see, the > sign notation.  I want
it to read as nothing more than a brief pause, and commas do that.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.
The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression,
which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the
clearest indicator of who you are.

~ Brian Vogel





--
Subscribe to a WordPress for Newbies Mailing List by sending a message to:
wp4newbs-request@freelists.org with 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by
visiting the list page at http://www.freelists.org/list/wp4newbs
& check out my sites at www.brightstarsweb.com & www.mysitesbeenhacked.com


Difficulty accessing links in confidential E-mails with NVDA

Louise Pfau
 

Hi.  I’ve been having difficulty accessing links in confidential E-mails with NVDA.  JAWS doesn’t seem to have a problem.  I have to try to activate the links multiple times before they open correctly.  Before that, a browser window pops up saying something like “http://resedential”, and mentions Internet Explorer as the browser being opened, but Edge is my default browser.  I can’t provide an example because they are in confidential E-mails.  Has anyone come across this?
 
Thanks,
 
Louise


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Louis Maher
 

Hello Richard,

 

Aira may work for you.  Perhaps Be-My-Eyes as well, although your company might not like you showing the password to others.

 

AIRA’s people are used to handling confidential information.

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: Louis Maher
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 1:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: RE: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi Richard,

 

You will probably have to have a sighted person to turn your computer on for you.

This was in 2015.

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Indeed, I am duly concerned about this too.  However, it is a requirement of the employer to have such on a home PC used for remote work (HIPAA).  Relatedly, how does BitLocker impact making a Windows Image backup; using the legacy Windows method?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 8:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:48 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.

-
All I'll say about this, and it's not accessibility related, is think long and hard about whether you really want or need full drive encryption.  Most of us don't, particularly for our personal computers.

As a repair tech I have seen more incidents where everything was lost and unrecoverable because of "encryption gone wrong" than I care to talk about.  And I'm not talking about ransomware encryption, but intentional drive encryption.  It can be a major stumbling block if recovery is needed.  It can also be an issue if it "burps" in any way.

Give due consideration to whether this is something needed or not.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

 

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 02:26 PM, Jackie wrote:
I tend to use a > sign in such circumstances.
-
I'd definitely get that, but I can tell you that I have not seen that notation commonly used.

I sometimes used that when trying to show a shorthand transition through various windows or dialogs, e.g., Settings > System > Power & sleep pane.  But more recently I just comma separate them.  I think I started doing that when I had to listen to, rather than just see, the > sign notation.  I want it to read as nothing more than a brief pause, and commas do that.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Unless you need drive encryption, as opposed to file and folder encryption where your HIPAA data is stored, you need not use BitLocker.

There are other options, and a very popular one is VeraCrypt  (See Beginner's Tutorial).  It allows you to create what they call a VeraCrypt container, which is just a special type of folder where anything copied into it or saved into it is encrypted, and anything taken out of it or opened from it by the person who created it will be decrypted for their use.  I seem to recall VeraCrypt being discussed on one of the screen-reader-centric groups and its being accessible, but I can't recall for certain.  If it is accessible, it could be far easier to deal with than BitLocker if what has been reported here remains true, and I cannot say whether it does or does not.

Note from me as moderator:  The only reason I'm allowing this topic to continue is because, so far, it's focused on whether or not BitLocker is accessible with NVDA, and details regarding issues with same.  If it takes a turn toward how to use BitLocker (or even VeraCrypt) then that needs to occur on the Chat Subgroup or elsewhere, as neither of those topics is screen reader dependent once it's established that basic accessibility exists.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

tim
 

I have it turned on this laptop when I got it.

Don't have to use any passwords. You setup your Microsoft account and local. Then you get win10 startup with your choice of pin, face with ir camera, and finger print. You can turn all that off also to log in how you like.

now here comes the problem. You need the bitlocker key if going to do any resets or restoring from any backups. They are locked to your Microsoft account. That key will let you back in that drive or anyother drive you have bitlocked..


On 5/25/2021 11:39 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Hi Louis!

 

Interesting.  When you say “power on,” does that mean 1) from a restart a.k.a. “soft boot” or 2) an actual cold start by pressing the power button a.k.a. “hard boot” - or both?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louis Maher
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 6:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hello Richard,

 

I last used bitLocker in 2015.  At that time, bitLocker would ask the sighted for a power on password.  This dialog was completely inaccessible to the blind.  After about 30 seconds, I would enter my bitLocker  power-on password and hope that the dialog box was open.  (Note if the computer was doing updates, then this strategy would fail.) If I entered an incorrect password, the resulting error dialog was also in accessible.  After waiting ten minutes or so, if the computer had not reached the Microsoft account login keyword, I would reboot the machine and try again.  Usually I would find a kind sighted person to help me turn on my computer.  I had to get a sighted person to turn on my computer about 50% of the time.  Microsoft said that they could not make the Bit Locker dialog accessible because Bit Locker runs early in the power-on cycle.

 

Note, using bitLocker was my employer’s requirement.

 

BitLocker encrypts your hard drive and is probably a good idea.

 

I would be interested if there has been any bitLocker progress since 2015.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 7:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

Jackie
 

I tend to use a > sign in such circumstances. It was what I was taught
when doing malware fighter training.

On 5/25/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 01:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:


A bit about "comma": that's usually the way I write commands (others may
have different ideas).
-
As do I, and as does most documentation where a multi-key press, in order
must occur, e.g., WinKey+X,A to run a command prompt (in my case) with admin
privileges or NVDA+N,T,A to open the NVDA Add-Ons Manager.

I just couldn't interpret the meaning of, "I hit comma and it did nothing,"
in this context.  Just like the plus sign in two-keystroke at once sequences
isn't interpreted literally, nor should comma ever be.  Some will write out
something like NVDA+N, followed by T, followed by A, but that gets really
unmanageable really fast.

--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.
The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression,
which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the
clearest indicator of who you are.

~ Brian Vogel





--
Subscribe to a WordPress for Newbies Mailing List by sending a message to:
wp4newbs-request@freelists.org with 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by
visiting the list page at http://www.freelists.org/list/wp4newbs
& check out my sites at www.brightstarsweb.com & www.mysitesbeenhacked.com


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

 

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 01:31 PM, Joseph Lee wrote:
A bit about "comma": that's usually the way I write commands (others may have different ideas).
-
As do I, and as does most documentation where a multi-key press, in order must occur, e.g., WinKey+X,A to run a command prompt (in my case) with admin privileges or NVDA+N,T,A to open the NVDA Add-Ons Manager.

I just couldn't interpret the meaning of, "I hit comma and it did nothing," in this context.  Just like the plus sign in two-keystroke at once sequences isn't interpreted literally, nor should comma ever be.  Some will write out something like NVDA+N, followed by T, followed by A, but that gets really unmanageable really fast.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

JM Casey
 

I mean, if the opening dialogue is the same every time, you shouldn’t really need speech feedback – but it would e a matter of estimating when that dialogue appears, and of course if something unpredictable happens, you wouldn’t neceeessarily know about it. Someone else said they needed sighted help aboug 50% of the time (I think) which is crazy.

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louis Maher
Sent: May 25, 2021 02:17 PM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi Richard,

 

You will probably have to have a sighted person to turn your computer on for you.

This was in 2015.

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Indeed, I am duly concerned about this too.  However, it is a requirement of the employer to have such on a home PC used for remote work (HIPAA).  Relatedly, how does BitLocker impact making a Windows Image backup; using the legacy Windows method?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 8:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:48 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.

-
All I'll say about this, and it's not accessibility related, is think long and hard about whether you really want or need full drive encryption.  Most of us don't, particularly for our personal computers.

As a repair tech I have seen more incidents where everything was lost and unrecoverable because of "encryption gone wrong" than I care to talk about.  And I'm not talking about ransomware encryption, but intentional drive encryption.  It can be a major stumbling block if recovery is needed.  It can also be an issue if it "burps" in any way.

Give due consideration to whether this is something needed or not.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Louis Maher
 

Hi Richard,

 

You will probably have to have a sighted person to turn your computer on for you.

This was in 2015.

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:33 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Indeed, I am duly concerned about this too.  However, it is a requirement of the employer to have such on a home PC used for remote work (HIPAA).  Relatedly, how does BitLocker impact making a Windows Image backup; using the legacy Windows method?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 8:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:48 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.

-
All I'll say about this, and it's not accessibility related, is think long and hard about whether you really want or need full drive encryption.  Most of us don't, particularly for our personal computers.

As a repair tech I have seen more incidents where everything was lost and unrecoverable because of "encryption gone wrong" than I care to talk about.  And I'm not talking about ransomware encryption, but intentional drive encryption.  It can be a major stumbling block if recovery is needed.  It can also be an issue if it "burps" in any way.

Give due consideration to whether this is something needed or not.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Louis Maher
 

Hello Richard,

 

I used to get the BitLocker dialog after an actual cold start by pressing the power button.

 

As I remember, you were given three chances to get your BitLocker password correct.  After your third attempt, another dialog appeared asking you to enter a 64-digit recovery password which was given you when BitLocker was originally installed.  Please note that this dialog is also completely inaccessible. 

 

If that is not successful, you have to purchase a new hard drive.

 

 

 

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:40 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi Louis!

 

Interesting.  When you say “power on,” does that mean 1) from a restart a.k.a. “soft boot” or 2) an actual cold start by pressing the power button a.k.a. “hard boot” - or both?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louis Maher
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 6:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hello Richard,

 

I last used bitLocker in 2015.  At that time, bitLocker would ask the sighted for a power on password.  This dialog was completely inaccessible to the blind.  After about 30 seconds, I would enter my bitLocker  power-on password and hope that the dialog box was open.  (Note if the computer was doing updates, then this strategy would fail.) If I entered an incorrect password, the resulting error dialog was also in accessible.  After waiting ten minutes or so, if the computer had not reached the Microsoft account login keyword, I would reboot the machine and try again.  Usually I would find a kind sighted person to help me turn on my computer.  I had to get a sighted person to turn on my computer about 50% of the time.  Microsoft said that they could not make the Bit Locker dialog accessible because Bit Locker runs early in the power-on cycle.

 

Note, using bitLocker was my employer’s requirement.

 

BitLocker encrypts your hard drive and is probably a good idea.

 

I would be interested if there has been any bitLocker progress since 2015.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 7:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

JM Casey
 

Yeah...I always just do that 9although I use powershell mostly)...
Lol the assisant was always called Cortana, and can be disabled. But for some reason windows-x occasionally doesn't get you to the menu...something to do with the taskbar maybe? In any case I don't worry about it -- run works every time, so long as explorer is up and running (if it's flaked out for some reason you can always use task manager...)

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Jackie
Sent: May 25, 2021 02:23 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Running Commands with Admin Privilege

Martin, I find a *very* reliable, as in thus far foolproof, way to get to command prompt is by bringing up the run dialog (windows key + r) then typing cmd & pressing ctrl+shift+enter. This eliminates Kertonna unpredictabilities, or whatever MS calls its alleged assistant NOW.

On 5/24/21, Brian Vogel <britechguy@gmail.com> wrote:
And to add what Joseph has said, once you find your "preferred road to Rome"
then stick with it.

Microsoft has always had the annoying, or blessed, depending on your
perspective, habit of giving you way multiple ways to achieve
precisely the same ends.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.
The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and
expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body. What you
do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

~ Brian Vogel






--
Subscribe to a WordPress for Newbies Mailing List by sending a message to:
wp4newbs-request@freelists.org with 'subscribe' in the Subject field OR by visiting the list page at http://www.freelists.org/list/wp4newbs
& check out my sites at www.brightstarsweb.com & www.mysitesbeenhacked.com


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

 

Hi,
A bit about "comma": that's usually the way I write commands (others may
have different ideas).
At least I'm glad things are working out for you.
Cheers,
Joseph

-----Original Message-----
From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Martin
McCormick
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 10:20 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Cc: Martin McCormick <martin.m@suddenlink.net>
Subject: Re: [nvda] Running Commands with Admin Privilege

Thank you. I found the right setting and unchecked the box that gives you
Power Shell by default and now it's Command Prompt. The context menu does
reflect the change plus Command-prompt (Admin)does make you run the UAC
step.

This probably sounds a bit obsessive, but I called up the
Command-prompt in admin mode twice from Windows+x and I saw the correct
prompt both times.

Martin


Re: Running Commands with Admin Privilege

Martin McCormick
 

Thank you. I found the right setting and unchecked the box that
gives you Power Shell by default and now it's Command Prompt. The
context menu does reflect the change plus Command-prompt (Admin)does
make you run the UAC step.

This probably sounds a bit obsessive, but I called up the
Command-prompt in admin mode twice from Windows+x and I saw the
correct prompt both times.

Martin


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Vaibhav,

 

So, when the BitLocker dialogue first appears, is it accessible somehow?  What logon credentials do you enter, the BitLocker key or your usual Windows credentials?  How do you get past it if it is not somehow accessible?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Vaibhav Saraf
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 5:56 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi,

 

I have bitlocker on my work laptop. NVDA does not speak anything on the screen. It appears way before NVDA gets initialized.

 

Not sure if it is a general behaviour or my company has configured it wrongly.

 

Thanks,

Vaibhav

 

 

On Mon, 24 May 2021 at 18:18, Richard B. McDonald <richardbmcdonald@...> wrote:

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Hi Louis!

 

Interesting.  When you say “power on,” does that mean 1) from a restart a.k.a. “soft boot” or 2) an actual cold start by pressing the power button a.k.a. “hard boot” - or both?

 

Thanks,

Richard

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Louis Maher
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 6:05 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hello Richard,

 

I last used bitLocker in 2015.  At that time, bitLocker would ask the sighted for a power on password.  This dialog was completely inaccessible to the blind.  After about 30 seconds, I would enter my bitLocker  power-on password and hope that the dialog box was open.  (Note if the computer was doing updates, then this strategy would fail.) If I entered an incorrect password, the resulting error dialog was also in accessible.  After waiting ten minutes or so, if the computer had not reached the Microsoft account login keyword, I would reboot the machine and try again.  Usually I would find a kind sighted person to help me turn on my computer.  I had to get a sighted person to turn on my computer about 50% of the time.  Microsoft said that they could not make the Bit Locker dialog accessible because Bit Locker runs early in the power-on cycle.

 

Note, using bitLocker was my employer’s requirement.

 

BitLocker encrypts your hard drive and is probably a good idea.

 

I would be interested if there has been any bitLocker progress since 2015.

 

Regards

Louis Maher

Phone: 713-444-7838

E-mail: ljmaher03@...

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Richard B. McDonald
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 7:48 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Hi!

 

I have a PC running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit and NVDA 2020.4.  Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.  Will doing so trigger any accessibility issues?

 

Thanks,

Richard


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

Richard,

           I would suggest you might want to take these questions up on the Windows 10 for Screen Reader Users Group.  There are likely to be more folks who are actively using Bitlocker there, and can definitively answer your questions.  This really is out-of-scope for the NVDA group.

           My final word with regard to backup is do not use the legacy Backup & Restore (Windows 7) feature.  Microsoft deprecated the core component of that utility all the way back at Version 1709.  That means that it, like IE, could be pulled at any time of Microsoft's choosing.  Their official statement back then was to choose and use a third-party utility.  Microsoft Announcement of Deprecated Features, including SIB [Backup and Restore (Windows 7), V1709]
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

Richard B. McDonald
 

Indeed, I am duly concerned about this too.  However, it is a requirement of the employer to have such on a home PC used for remote work (HIPAA).  Relatedly, how does BitLocker impact making a Windows Image backup; using the legacy Windows method?

 

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io <nvda@nvda.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian Vogel
Sent: Monday, May 24, 2021 8:53 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Does turning-on "BitLocker" cause any accessibility issues?

 

On Mon, May 24, 2021 at 08:48 AM, Richard B. McDonald wrote:

Soon, I will turn-on BitLocker.

-
All I'll say about this, and it's not accessibility related, is think long and hard about whether you really want or need full drive encryption.  Most of us don't, particularly for our personal computers.

As a repair tech I have seen more incidents where everything was lost and unrecoverable because of "encryption gone wrong" than I care to talk about.  And I'm not talking about ransomware encryption, but intentional drive encryption.  It can be a major stumbling block if recovery is needed.  It can also be an issue if it "burps" in any way.

Give due consideration to whether this is something needed or not.
 
--

Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

 

      ~ Brian Vogel

 


locked Re: History with Jarte and NVDA

 

hello.
yes, libreoffice can opens various types of microsoft files by default,
and even you can edit and save the files as their original extensions.

On 5/25/21, David Russell <david.sonofhashem@gmail.com> wrote:
Hello NVDA Group,

To Gene, David, and others interested.

Gene, Jarte was a 'nimble' word processor said to be basic and not
have all the bells and whistles found on MS Word. I believe only
Jarte+ is available for free, or at its cost of under twenty-five US
dollars. Also, the plus version offers spelling error features via the
screen reader mode, and again mimics WordPad. That answers your
question of what I ant it to do for a significant savings: act like MS
Word for a savings of over 50 percent.

The issue of the product no longer being supported is concerning.
Should this raise 'flags' and what might those be?

To David, a friend suggested LibreOffice, too. I note from doing a
Google search, there were issues in 2019 with this program repeating
words, skipping text, and perhaps spellcheck. I did pick up on the
producers being passionate from what I read by them. As a writer, I am
reliant on software working well and together. These past issues were
said to occur between LibreOffice and either Jaws or NVDA. If you can
allay my concerns to their existence, I will give LibreOffice strong
consideration as it is still active!
I have files on a thumb drive produced in the 2013 version of MS Word.
Jarte will read those. Can one expect the same from LibreOffice?

Excuse me for my wordiness, but I have found that two or more heads on
a matter may be better than one.. Thanks!

--
David C. Russell, Author





--
By God,
were I given all the seven heavens
with all they contain
in order that
I may disobey God
by depriving an ant
from the husk of a grain of barley,
I would not do it.
imam ali


locked Re: History with Jarte and NVDA

 

On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 10:20 AM, Gene wrote:
And if you can still purchase it for whatever features you may want, I see no reason not to do so.
-
Gene, just as a note, there is no version that requires purchase anymore.  When the developers ceased development they put Jarte Plus, which was the fuller-featured purchased version, on their downloads page at no cost.  The final version was 6.2.
--

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 21H1, Build 19043  

I do not understand why some seek to separate a person from their actions.  The self is composed of an individual’s thoughts, actions, and expression, which are contained in and actuated by the body.  What you do and say is the clearest indicator of who you are.

      ~ Brian Vogel

 

5861 - 5880 of 90076